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Article Posted: 09/10/2015

In October, Vinod Khosla raised a few eyebrows with the reports of his keynote at the Money 20/20 conference, stating "EMV will be irrelevant in 3-5 years". He attributes this ...

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Article Posted: 09/09/2015

Contactless cards have been given another boost this month with the increase in the contactless maximum transaction limit from £20 to £30. With the rise in contactless usage being one of ...

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Article Posted: 09/09/2015

This week, Visa put on its own stage show at the London Fashion Week, enabling VIPs to purchase outfits directly from the catwalk with a contactless ring. Whilst not a ...

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Article Posted: 09/08/2015

According to research by KPMG and UBS, the number of mobile banking users is forecast to double to 1.8 billion globally over the next four years (see page 5), with ...

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Article Posted: 09/08/2015

A recent report commissioned by Payments UK – "The Future of Payments" produced by Consult Hyperion – shares a view of what the payments world could look like over the ...

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Article Posted: 09/07/2015

For some time now we have heard, even seen products and services that claim to use unstructured data from public sources such as social media to take a view, in ...

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Article Posted: 09/07/2015

The big news this month has been the launch of Apple Pay, Apple's new contactless payment service, in the UK. There have been differing reactions from the Banks to the new ...

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Article Posted: 09/06/2015

In these days of technological advancement, the cheque stands out as an anomaly waiting to be withdrawn or replaced from general use. Previously the Payments Council attempted to do just ...

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Article Posted: 09/06/2015

In recent days/weeks, the difficulties facing the Greek people have reached a point where debit cards no longer work, credit lines have been suspended and capital restrictions limit how much ...

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Article Posted: 09/05/2015

The latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index indicate that online sales grew 13% year-on-year in April. The results also show that mobile continued to drive overall online ...

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New Payments Initiative

"In moving our new initiative into reality, we required specialist payments knowledge and forward thinking in the retail sector. Savantor supplied this and provided very effective guidance throughout. We enjoyed working with them."

Sophie High, Head of Innovation Delivery - Cancer Research UK

Payments Workshop Material

"Savantor helped ACI build a payments onboarding workshop for new technical staff in ACI EMEA. Their extensive experience took our outline and built a great starting presentation of industry facts that we have now customised further into a half day session that is used for all new joiners. Our Americas and APAC regions have also taken the material and customised it for their regions. A great job by Savantor has meant new joiners to ACI hit the ground running."

Richard Sanders, Principal Solution Consultant - ACI - Worldwide EMEA

Acquirer Risk Assessment

"The expertise provided by Savantor has greatly helped us evaluate our risk position and to take the right steps in managing our future risks. Strong, disciplined planning and an ongoing willingness to work closely with our staff played an enormous part in making this a very successful well-delivered project which will greatly help us in achieving our business goals."

Mark Healy, Chief Risk Officer - NEOVIA Financial - UK

Expert Witness

"After searching extensively for the required industry expert in a complex litigation, Savantor was identified to have the necessary industry knowledge and expertise on a range of complex issues. Savantor provided clear advice and was able to quickly hone in on the key issues, but most importantly, generating pragmatic winnable answers."

Gavin Ingram, General Counsel & VP Strategic Planning - Global Blue - Asia Pacific

Commercial Card Migration

"Execution at its best. We're delighted that this project has been truly outstanding and received an award from 'The Banker'. Savantor provided crucial expertise that helped us keep all our promises in terms of delivery. The scheduling, planning and control regime throughout was excellent."

Chris Mason, Director - Commercial Cards EMEA - Citi - UK

Issuer and Acquirer Transformation - Assessment and Mobilisation

"We were in urgent need of external independent expertise to supplement our internal resources. Senior consultants had to quickly integrate with a diverse team from across the bank and actively contribute. I am pleased to say that Savantor was able to deliver on our needs as well as being good people to do business with."

Lars Bostrom, Head of Cards - Nordea - Scandinavia

EMV Migration Planning

"It was a strategic imperative for the bank to be EMV compliant for our payment cards and the experience that Savantor brought to the company has proved to be invaluable."

Eddie Sweeney, Chief Technology Officer - AIB Bank - Ireland

Market Insights

"Savantor did a good job in helping us understand the dynamics of a key growth area for Trionis. Savantor's ability to listen and their degree of commitment have always impressed me. They have been of great help in providing us important market insights and I would not hesitate to work with them again in future."

Ernst Verbeek, Managing Director - Trionis - Belgium

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